Bakers Dolphin coach tour numbers boosted by the Big Screen

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Bakers Dolphin of Weston-super-Mare has said that there has been a surge in the number of people paying for coach tours to visit places in Wales captured on TV and film.

The company said that high-profile feature films and TV programmes have inspired holiday makers to visit.

Amanda Harrington, Sales and Marketing Director said: You can’t beat North Wales for glorious scenery.

Bakers Dolphin driver Simon  Honey at the Royal Victoria  Hotel in Snowdonia
Bakers Dolphin driver Simon
Honey at the Royal Victoria
Hotel in Snowdonia

“Films like Guy Ritchie’s ‘King Arthur’, and the S4C series ‘Hidden’, which were shot in Snowdonia, are attracting a whole new audience of coach trippers.

“What’s more, it’s become a year-round destination and with a growing global reputation for adventure attractions such as Surf Snowdonia and Zip World.”

Tourism is now estimated at £5billion in Wales, which is a figure which is growing said Steve Lee, a Hotel Manager.

He said: “We’re getting a lot of ‘first-timers’ who may have seen the region on their favourite TV show and want to walk in the footsteps of their TV favourites and experience first-hand the stunning landscape they have seen on screen.

“Places like Snowdonia have always been popular for their dramatic beauty, but there is now a whole new audience coming here and discovering it for themselves.”